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  • Carson may find politics is job for politicians

    Ben Carson is following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite and Lee Iacocca as a nonpolitician being publicly mentioned as a candidate for the most political of jobs, the U.S. presidency. Carson, a retired physician at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,...
  • Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps

    Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps
    An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know. 1. What is Hachette? Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
  • Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline

    Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline
    Bilingual education in schools has long been a political hot potato -- it was banned in California by a 1998 ballot measure, which the state Senate is now asking voters to repeal. But politics aside, there's an increasing amount of scientific support...
  • Sandy Hook Teacher To Publish Book

    Sandy Hook Teacher To Publish Book
    Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, a teacher credited with saving her class of first-graders during the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, has written a book about the aftermath of the shootings, her publisher announced Tuesday. The publisher, G.P. Putnam's Sons, said...
  • Désirée Zamorano on the lives of L.A.'s Latinas and 'The Amado Women'

    Désirée Zamorano on the lives of L.A.'s Latinas and 'The Amado Women'
    In Désirée Zamorano's new novel "The Amado Women," the author explores the ties that bind the women in an upwardly mobile Los Angeles family, and how those connections are tested when tragedy strikes. Zamorano makes a point of depicting characters who...
  • 'Brando's Smile' biography goes below the surface to find the actor

    Susan L. Mizruchi was 12 and living in upstate New York when she turned on the TV one day and watched Marlon Brando playing Fletcher Christian in the 1962 version of the seafaring tale "Mutiny on the Bounty." She was as she described it "struck by the...
  • PEN announces 2014 literary award winners

    PEN announces 2014 literary award winners
    PEN announced the winners of its 2014 literary awards Wednesday -- most of them, anyway. The recipient of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, a $25,000 prize, will not be named until the awards ceremony Sept. 29 in New York. The winners...
  • Amazon, in Hachette dispute, says e-books should be $9.99 or less

    Amazon, in Hachette dispute, says e-books should be $9.99 or less
    Amazon made a semi-public statement about its dispute with Hachette in a post in its own Kindle discussion forum late Tuesday. An Amazon representative has confirmed that the statement, signed "The Amazon Books Team," is an official post from the company....
  • George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11

    George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11
    Former President George W. Bush has written a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, to be published in November by Crown. The book, announced late Wednesday, does not yet have a title. In less than a day, its pre-orders have...
  • Elle Fanning to Star in Adaptation of YA Novel 'All the Bright Places' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Producers Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan have acquired the screen rights to the YA novel "All the Bright Places" with Elle Fanning attached to star. The novel will be published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, on...
  • John Dean takes a fresh look at Watergate in 'Nixon Defense'

    John Dean takes a fresh look at Watergate in 'Nixon Defense'
    "My voice on the Nixon tapes is really very clear and very good," says John Dean, adjusting the microphone recording him on a summer day in Westwood. Aug. 9 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon's resignation from office, and Dean is...